Our research is directed towards the understanding, modeling, simulation, and quantitative prediction of complex mechanical systems, with special application to geomechanics. We are particularly interested in modeling instabilities in multi-phase porous media under static and dynamic loading by developing robust constitutive models and efficient techniques in computational inelasticity and finite element procedures.


Professor Andrade Elected to Engineering Mechanics’ Board of Governors

José E. Andrade, Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a member of the Board of Governors for the Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 9.25.14 [Read more]

Latest paper

Check out our latest paper "On the contact treatment of non-convex particles in the granular element method", DOI: 10.1007/s40571-014-0019-2. [Read more]


Graduate Student Wins Young Stress Analyst Competition

Mechanical and civil engineering graduate student Ryan Hurley who works with Professor José Andrade has won the the BSSM (British Society for Strain Measurement) Young Stress Analyst Competition at the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM.16).[Read more]

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